If we really want to create a culture of learning we should stop focusing on the adult in the room and put our focus on the student, but sometimes it's more complicated than that.


High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.


Up until a few days ago I didn't understand the importance of Voxer but through some Tweets and Voxer conversations, I see how important the tool can be to building connections and communicating.


I was recently introduced to the tool Voxer by my Connected Educator friends, and it made me think...are connected educators moving too fast for others to catch up?


In her acceptance speech for the Sidney, NY Teacher of the Year Award, Stephanie Hulbert explains why she was upset when her 5 year old son said he wanted to be a teacher, and the ultimate lesson he taught her along the way.


Today's guest blog is written by 5th grade teacher Barry Saide and his students. They want readers to know what they learned from failure.


For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?


Anthony Cody recently wrote an outstanding blog about reluctant warriors. Many educators don't like to be warriors because they dislike confrontation and discourse. How is that all working out?


Today's guest blog is written by Instructional Technology Instructor Mike Arsenault from Yarmouth, Maine. In this blog Mike writes about the importance of PBL and involving your community in the process.


Students can tell whether they like a teacher or not in 10 seconds. What impression do you give in that amount of time?


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